Maarten: Judging who is most vulnerable is really an enormous challenge. So many different factors to weigh
Ed Saleem and Martin - prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable is fundamental and needs to be framed not only as a policy and technical issue but as an issue of climate justice- realising rights at all levels.
Saleem: Are there any governments doing a reasonably good job of prioritising the most vulnerable within the country?
But Kit and Saleem: I agree that we may need more funding, but so far very little is "new and additional" -- much of it comes from regular development budgets (which haven't risen in sync). Shouldn't we also continue to invest in better mainstreaming of adaptation in regular development flows (at international, national and subnational level), rather than establishing new mechanisms that essentially take resources away from existing channels (and thus also fail to effectively influence those existing flows)?
How do we get more adaptation funding to go to women? There's general agreement they are still sidelined. Do there need to be mechanisms to make this happen, for example at UNFCCC?
Marten and Saleem- Adaptation finance must not be diverted from budgets for ODA in donor countries, or budgets for social welfare, health, education, safety nets etc. in developing countries. with increasing disaster impacts we are already seeing the effects of scarce resources being diverted for disaster response, not leaving enough for urgent development priorities